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Open to all and free to visit, one of the UK's finest collections of Masonic artefacts will take you on a surprising and informative interactive journey through the history of Freemasonry in Kent and beyond, dispelling myths along the way.
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge provides state of the art special and permanent exhibition galleries, a brand new library, excellent learning facilities and a varied programme of events for all ages.
Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01227 862162, Email(3 miles, 4 km)
The ruins of the Canterbury Norman Castle keep and castle walls and one of the three original royal castles in Kent. There are interpretation panels, a tactile model of the castle (circa 1200AD) and elevated viewing areas.
Built in 1380 the Westgate Towers is England's oldest surviving Medieval Gateway. Explore its unique history and take in some of the most iconic views in the county of Kent from the battlements viewpoint!
Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2DB, explorekent.org/activities/westgate-gardens/(3 miles, 5 km)
The Westgate Gardens can be found close to the City centre, just next to the West Gate Tower. The eleven acres of public gardens provide an ideal setting for a gentle stroll along the banks of the River Stour.
Adjacent to 6 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, Tel: 01227 471688, www.eastbridgehospital.org.uk(3 miles, 4 km)
Greyfriars Chapel is the only building now remaining of the first English Franciscan Friary built in 1267, forty three years after the first Friars settled in Canterbury, during the lifetime of St Francis of Assisi.
Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, CT4 7LS, Tel: 01622 662012, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/south-blean(4 miles, 7 km)
Decidious woodland, conifer and sweet chestnut plantation, as well as bog and heath.
80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS, Tel: 01227 786109(3 miles, 5 km)
St Dunstan's Church is 1000 years old and was the first to be dedicated to St Dunstan.
Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, www.theblean.co.uk/(4 miles, 7 km)
The Blean Woods National Nature Reserve is a wonderful place for quiet walks in beautiful ancient woodland.
Watling Street, Canterbury, CT1 2QX, Tel: 01227 862162, explorekent.org/activities/dane-john-gardens/(2 miles, 4 km)
The city walls and an avenue of lime trees provide Dane John Gardens with a sense of enclosure and escape from the busy road and bustling shopping centre just a few yards away.